Road closures and further traffic lights have been announced for the coming months as part of year-long gas upgrade works.

Wales & West Utilities is currently working to upgrade gas pipes in the Ponsanooth area between Penryn and Redruth.

The company said the work, which started last May, is “essential to keep the gas flowing safely” to heat and power local homes and businesses.

Barring any engineering difficulties, it is due to finish this May.

Wales & West has worked closely with Cornwall Council to plan the scheme and, as part of this section of work, it has been agreed that rolling traffic management will be in place.

This currently includes:

  • A rolling road closure from Higher Pascoe to Burnthouse, from Speech Lane to Higher Pascoe Road, and Laity Moor, between Monday, February 19 and Monday, April 8.
  • Four-way traffic lights on Burnthouse, Burnthouse Lane, the road from Higher Pascoe to Burnthouse, and the A393 between Burnthouse Lane and Four Cross, between April 2 and 19.

Diversion routes will be signposted, and motorists are advised to allow extra time for travel. Dates are subject to change due to engineering progress.

Abby Smith is managing this gas pipe upgrade work for Wales & West Utilities. She said: “We are progressing well with our work to upgrade the gas network in Ponsanooth.

“While most of the gas network is underground and out of sight, it plays a central role in the daily lives of people across Ponsanooth. Whether it’s heating your home, making the family dinner or having a hot bath, we understand how important it is for your gas supply to be safe and reliable and there when you need it.

“We know that working in areas like this is not ideal, but it really is essential to make sure we keep the gas flowing to homes and businesses in the area, and to make sure the gas network is fit for the future."


She added: "We’ll have a team of gas engineers on site throughout the project to make sure our work is completed as safely and as quickly as possible while keeping disruption to a minimum.

“This work is essential to keep the gas flowing to local homes and businesses today, and to make sure the gas network is ready to transport hydrogen and biomethane, so we can all play our part in a green future.”

The company’s Customer Service Team is taking calls for any questions about the work, on freephone 0800 912 2999.

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